Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond.

Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar. The Equality and Inclusion Calendar is a practical resource highlighting the main faith days observed or celebrated, key diversity days, awareness raising dates, public holidays and academic term dates.

Menopause for thought cafés are informal meet ups hosted monthly on Teams or in person, which create time and a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss the menopause. The cafés are open to everyone irrespective of age or gender and no one is advised to follow any particular course of action in them. Some…
February is LGBT+ History Month, and the theme for 2023 is ‘Behind the Lens‘. LGBT+ History Month takes place every February.  It is a month long celebration of LGBT+ history and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements.  It aims to promote and celebrate equality and diversity for all LGBT+ people. To…

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UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights.  UKDHM 2022 will take place from the evening of 16 November until Friday 16 December and the 2022 theme is Disability, Health and Well Being. The University is helping to mark the awareness month…
Inter Faith Week takes place from Sunday 13 – Sunday 20 November. It provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships and understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs. This awareness week intends to create increased understanding of the diversity of faith communities in the UK, and celebrate their contribution to society. Inter faith cooperation and understanding…
The theme for this year’s Black History Month is Time for Change: Actions Not Words. The purpose of this theme is not just to educate people on Black History but inform and empower people to be true allies in the anti-racism movement. Please find below an excerpt from Black History Month 2022 as well as…
Women at Leeds Network annual conference – Part 1 Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022 Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Join via MS Teams link Women at Leeds Network annual conference – Part 2 Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022 Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Join via MS Teams link
17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), and the theme for 2022 is ‘Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights’.  The day is marked worldwide, including in 37 countries where same sex acts are still illegal.  It was created in 2004 to raise awareness of the violence and discrimination faced by lesbian,…
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 9th – Sunday 15th May 2022 and the theme this year is ‘loneliness’. Loneliness is the feeling we experience when there is a mismatch between the social connections we have and those that we need or want. This can be different for…
Make work better – workshop with Tailored Thinking Date: 3 May 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Join via MS Team link Online workshop, all welcome. Thinking about how to bring about positive change at work.
The gender pay gap in universities: why is it there and what can be done about it? Date: 21 April 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Join via MS Teams link With Dr Fran Amery, University of Bath. Co-author of this report. 29084 Dr Fran Amery. Dept of Politics, Languages & International Studies. HSS Staff Portraits 11 Oct 2016….
  Thursday 31 March 2022 marks Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), which takes place every year to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide.  The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that…
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The 2022 campaign #BreakTheBias highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world. To be part of…